Milder air will make a comeback later this week after a winter storm grazes the Chicago area.
The storm could bring some snow to Chicagoland but the worst of the storm isn't expected to form over that part of the Midwest on Tuesday night.
There could be lake-enhanced snow and flurries on Wednesday, a definitely colder day for the week with a high in the upper 20s.
The milder air will start to make a return on Thursday as temperatures climb towards 40, then nearing 50 on Friday.
Severe thunderstorms are set to return to the corridor from Little Rock to Oklahoma City to Dallas to close out Wednesday.
Tropical Depression Two has lost its battle to become the next Atlantic tropical storm, but it will still increase shower activity across the Caribbean to end the week.
Warm and humid air in place over much of the Northeast at midweek will contribute to the risk of drenching, gusty and locally severe thunderstorms on Wednesday.
Dallas will face consistent temperatures with a beating sun for the next several days and into the weekend.
After temperatures briefly climb to typical midsummer levels, another cooldown will roll into the Midwest and expand to the East for the last part of July.
Minneapolis, MN (1987)
10 inches of rain fell in 6.5 hours.
Montpelier, ID (1990)
75 mph winds gust; tree damage.
Seattle, WA (1991)
99 degrees, all-time record high for July.